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Can dentures be whitened?

Just like your regular teeth, dentures can get stained and discolored due to several factors, such as aging, tea, coffee, smoking, and red wine. While you can't whiten your dentures like you would your natural teeth, there are still some things you can do to keep them looking their best.

How Do I Care for My Dentures?

  1. Cleaning your dentures is important to remove any food particles or bacteria lingering on the surface. You should brush your dentures daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste. Be sure to brush all surfaces of the denture, including the inside surfaces that fit against your gums. 
  2. Dentures should be soaked overnight in a denture cleaning solution, but not before a good brushing (always brush first) to ensure they are as clean as possible.
  3. Limit or avoid foods, drinks, and habits that stain your dentures.
  4. Get in touch with us if you want to learn more about the options available for professionally cleaning and polishing your dentures.

It's best to be gentle when cleaning your dentures. Some cleaning agents are harsh and abrasive, so please read the labeling, follow the instructions carefully, and do not scrub too vigorously. You can keep your dentures sparkling white in Clearwater, FL, with a bit of care and attention. And if you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us today!

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